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Family violence: It’s more than just physical

Jan 20, 2023

Legal Aid Alberta lawyer discusses the different forms of abuse and how to spot them

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Ask A Lawyer: The spectrum of family violence

Jan 4, 2023

Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Scott Thurmeier explains that family violence can be defined beyond acts of physical violence

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Additional interim increase in pay from Alberta government for private practice lawyers taking legal aid cases

Dec 22, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta will implement 25 per cent rate increase effective Jan. 1

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Legal Aid Alberta honours 51 long serving employees

Dec 16, 2022

LAA celebrates team members who have dedicated their careers to delivering access to justice for disadvantaged Albertans

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Ask A Lawyer: Focus on the kids while co-parenting during the holiday season

Dec 6, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta family lawyer Meghan Hanson advises parents to try to resolve holiday co-parenting issues out of court and to pause and put the best interests of their children first.

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Hundreds attend Legal Aid Alberta webinar on family violence

Dec 2, 2022

Emergency Protection Orders: Who they're for, how they work and how to get one to stay safe.

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In The News

Emergency protection order applications in response to family violence continue to rise in Alberta
The number of requests for emergency protection orders (EPO) for those facing family violence have spiked 17 per cent since 2018, says Legal Aid Alberta.
Calgary Herald | June 15, 2022

Domestic abuse and family violence on the rise in Alberta, organization says
Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) says the number of emergency protection orders (EPO) filed by the agency has risen 17 per cent since 2018. An EPO is a court order that can protect people facing violence by keeping away an abuser and removing them from the home.
CTV News Edmonton | June 15, 2022

Increase in requests for emergency protection orders in Alberta
Legal Aid Alberta is seeing an increase in requests for emergency protection orders in the province, as family violence continues to rise.
CityNews Edmonton | June 15, 2022

CTV NEWS VIDEO: Indigenous inmate number rising
The proportion of Indigenous inmates at federal prisons is rising across Canada, and nowhere more than in Edmonton. Carlyle Fiset reports and interviews LAA's Stephen Shirt.
CTV News Edmonton at 6 | May 27, 2022

Percentage of Indigenous inmates in Edmonton hitting new highs
LAA's Stephen Shirt, Indigenous courthouse navigator & assessment officer was interviewed by CTV Edmonton about the high and continuously increasing rates of Indigenous peoples in the Alberta prison system.
CTV News Edmonton | May 27, 2022

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